October 25, 2016

Lagrange Farm

I'm using the Random-osity format tonight but this time I'm posting two photos for each of the three categories.

The Good: It was a privilege to be able to visit this beautiful farm in Stephens City. I've admired the stone house on the hill when passing it on the Valley Pike, so I was pleased to visit the grounds on Saturday. Lagrange dates to around 1780 and witnessed action in the Civil War.

Sharing with Tuesday Treasures

The Random: The tour was part of a Civil War seminar at Lord Fairfax Community College. Our professor was Jonathan Noyalas (far right), and I have taken a number of his day-long classes. He'll be leaving the community college soon to take a position at nearby Shenandoah University.

The topic was "Sigel and Hunter in the Lower Shenandoah Valley, Spring 1864." After a lecture at LFCC, we visited several sites in Winchester and a few other sites in Stephens City. However, Lagrange was a highlight for me since it is a beautiful place. Note the fine barn (below).

Sharing with The Barn Collective
The Fun: My classmates turned out to be a fine group of people! I enjoyed chatting with them. Several were folks I recognized from previous classes and events.

It was a beautiful day except for some strong winds.

[From the class description: "A morning lecture at Lord Fairfax Community College’s Middletown Campus will ably set the stage for an afternoon carpool tour of sites between Winchester and Stephens City which will examine the Union presence in Frederick County, irregular operations, and efforts of Union Gen. David Hunter to burn civilians’ homes in order to control increased activity from Confederate irregulars and bushwhackers. Sites visited include site of Sigel’s headquarters at Hollingsworth’s Mill, site of the Market House in Winchester, Hull’s Store, Locust Hill, Oliver M. Brown house, Rev. Dr. Andrew H.H. Boyd house, McLeod’s Hill, and Stephens Run as well as other sites."]


  1. Great classes, I had never heard of day-long ones before. A lovely house and barn, very nice people shots.

  2. The stone house alone is worth a trip. What a wonderful class!

  3. This sounds like a lot of fun to be part of. Everyone had the same interests and a few, knowledge to share that perhaps wasn't covered before.

  4. Linda, what a fine little barn, it looks great against the blue sky. Thanks for sharing this week, I hope to see you back again.

  5. these classes sound fun...what a gorgeous old home!

  6. Beautiful stone house and a lovely barn too.

  7. Wonderful mix of photos. I love old architecture.

  8. The classes sound great. The stone house is beautiful.

  9. A lovely set of photographs you've shared.
    Both the stone house and the barn look great.

    Thank you

    All the best Jan

  10. My mother and I both want a beautiful barn, like what you posted, so badly. Ours is just a shack that's falling apart.

    What a pretty place.


  11. I like the looks of that stone house. It has a lot of character.

  12. I also have admired those stone homes in that area.


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